Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was striving hard to turn Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into a profit-making organization, a private media outlet reported.
Chairing a high-level meeting to revive the national flag carrier, PM Imran Khan said that the government evolved a comprehensive plan to uplift PIA on modern lines.
He said that the national carrier was made a liability due to mismanagement and negligence in the past tenures.
Briefing the prime minister, PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik said the national flag carrier was on its path to improvement, adding that its deficit was shrinking owing to the efforts of the current management.
He apprised the prime minister about the inclusion of new and modern aeroplanes in PIA’s fleet. He further discussed new routes, the latest travelling facilities to passengers and other reforms in the airline.
Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, finance secretary and other high officials were present in the meeting.
On Monday, PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik had said that the airline will “certainly take some time to become profitable”.
Mr. Khan you must do something special for our steel mill as promised during your election campaign. Steel mills around the world are very profitable but it’s sad to know that it’s been a burden on our economy for decades now. You must make sure that Peshawar BRT and orange train to be completed and working before 2020.
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